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Volume iS • Number io • November 12, 2002 

Clarice Smith 
Center Chosen 
for Culture Study 

The Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Center at 
Maryland is one of the 
Washington, D.C. metropolitan 
area organizations participating 
in a project that will help per- 
forming arts organizations 
across the country significantly 
improve their management 
capacity, increase their respon- 
siveness to their communities, 
and strengthen local and nation- 
al advocacy efforts on behalf of 
American arts and culture. 

The project brings together 
five major national service 
organizations in the performing 
arts in a partnership called the 
Performing Arts Research Coali- 
tion CPARC)— the American 
Symphony Orchestra League, 
the Association of Performing 
Arts Presenters, DanceAJSA, 
OPERA America, and Theatre 
Communications Group. Sup- 
ported by a three-year, $2.7 mil- 
lion grant to OPERA America, 
Inc. fit)mThe Pew Charitable 
Trusts, the project is part of the 
trusts' national cultural strategy, 
Optimizing America's Cultural 
Resources, which seeks to 
strengthen financial and policy 
support for America's cultural 

"In just two years the Clarice 
Smith Performing Arts Center 
has become a force on the 
national arts stage, which fur- 
ther enhances the already 
strong visibility of the Universi- 

See CULTURE, page 7 

Bringing Healing, Hope to tiie Stage 


Molses Kaufman meets with University Honors students in Anne Arundel HbII while on the campus for 
two days just before the opening of his plaVi "The Laramie Project,' at the Ctsrice Smith Performing 
Arts Canter. Shows for all three weeks are sold out. 

If one word cotild describe Moiscs Kauf- 
man's guiding principle it might be com- 
munity. Though he tackles topics some 
would find difficult, he does so collabo- 
ratively and in an attempt to get people to 
look at their connections to each other. 

Kaufman and his Tectonic Tlieater Project 
produced "Gross hidecenciesiThe Three Trials 
of Oscar ^ildc," which explored the author's 
affect on N^ctorian ideologies and idiosyncta- 
cies through his writing. Kaufman's latest 
work, "The Laramie Project," looked at the 
1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21 -year- 
old gay man in Wyoming, through the hearts 

and minds of the citizens of Laramie. Theater 
Project members conducted more than 400 
hours of interviews, during a nearfy two-year- 
period, from which they crafted the play. For 
his next piece, which will look at European 
history since 1 940, Kaufman will worit vfith , , 
Douglas Wright, who produced the screen- 
play for "QuUls." 

He smiles and shakes his head at the idea . 
that he spends hours sequestered slw2cy 
pounding out scripts. Each Tectonic piece 
produced is part of a group process. "We try 


Honor Pledge 
Designed to 
Allow Flexibility 
for Faculty 

The Student Honor Pledge, 
implemented by the Uni- 
versity Senate and Presi- 
dent I>an Mote last spring, aims to 
foster a commimity dedicated to 
academic integrity, said Andrew 
Canter, chair of the University 
Honor Coimcil and Student 
Regent for the University System 
of Maryland. 

Canter said one of the goals of 
the council is to coordinate pro- 
motion of the pledge and the 
importance of academic integrity 
through general outreach between 
the university community and the 
honor council. 

Faculty members are ui^ed to 
require students to write by hand 
and sign the pledge on all assign- 
ments worth 20 percent or more 
of the course grade, but it may 
also be required for lesser assign- 
ments. The exact wording of the 
Honor Pledge is; "I pledge on my 
honor that I have not given or 
received any unauthorized assis- 
tance on this assignment/exami- 

Gary Pavela, director of judicial 
programs and student ethical 
development, said there is no uni- 
versal or uniform implementation 
of the pledge for faculty to follow. 
The pledge is "designed to allow 
flexibility for different classes." 

Teachers are encouraged to use 

See HONOR PLEDGE, page 4 

All Terp News, All the Time 

Residential Facilities and 
Nonprint Media Services 
recently joined forces to offer 
smdents in residence halls Terp 
TV, a 24-hour a day news and 
information channel. 

It is broadcast on chatmel 76, 
one of three blank chaimels 
provided to the university as 
part of the arena naming rights 
received by Comcast. In all, the 
university received 73 cable 
chatmels. Terp TV displays cam- 
pus event information, weather 
and plays WMUC-FM as audio 

"There's been a lot of interest 
in programming," said Martin 
T^lor, cable coordinator for 
Residential Facilities, "But this is 
the first step." 

Taylor encourages faculty, 
staff and student groups regis- 
tered with the Office of Cam- 
pus Programs to use the chan- 
nel as a free means of dissemi- 
nating information relevant to 
students. Submission forms and 

guidelines can be obtained at It will 
take approximately five work- 
ing days to get the announce- 
ment on the air. 

The other two blank chan- 
nels will be used for academic 
programming, supporting what 
is offered through Libraries' 
Nonprint Media Services. It will 
give students an alternative to 
going to Hombake to watch 
supplemental curriculum con- 
tent. Manager Allan Rough is 
still working out the details. 

Taylor w^ould also like to see 
Terp TV offered in waiting areas 
on campus, such as in the 
Health Center and the Stamp 
Student Union through units 
already in place. 

"And there's been some inter- 
est from different offices that 
have Academic Cable channel 
40," said Taylor "We re still inves- 
tigating it." 

For more information, call 
Tiylor at (301) 31^7512. 

Video Crew Lights 
Up Maryland Life 

When passing by the dairy, or the "Bim- 
er Building, people might not know that it 
is home to mote than just great ice cream. 
It is also home to the award-witming office 
of Universiry Video. 

The office, which creates productions 
from script to screen, has brought home 
the gold in several contests. Among its 
accolades, University Video has won a gold 
medal at the Venice Fihn Festival, CINE 
Golden Eagles, Council for the Advance- 
ment and Support of Education awards 
and an Emmy 

Structured within in University Rela- 
tions' marketing division, the office was 
founded in I960, due largely to what Mac 
Nelson describes as "a constant need to 
celebrate and interpret the imiversity to 
the public." And the videos have covered 
an enormous variety of topics. 

Nelson, producer, director and cine- 
matographer, has witnessed the transition 
from film-style motion picture production 
to standard video and now to digital video 

See VIDEO, page 5 

Parking Hearing 
Sparsely Attended 

Panel Still Wants Input 

Fewer than 30 peo- 
ple showed up for 
an open hearing 
on parking fees held by 
the Office of Trans- 
portation Services last 
week, and only two 
spoke, though organiz- 
ers hoped the meeting 
would yield more sug- 
gestions from the cam- 
pus conunimity. 

The Blue Ribbon 
Panel on Paiking Fees, 
which comprises facul- 
ty, staff and students, is 
studying the distribu- 
tion or allocation of 
pariring foes. It held the 
hearing with the hopes 
of receiving input con- 
cerning the existii^ fee 
distribution model and 

the foasJbillty of others. 
A Web site, www.agnr., was 
set up so that those 
wishing to speak in 
three-minute blocks 
could sign up. Others 
were allotted time 
when scheduled speak- 
ers were done. Howev- 
er, neither of the first 
two who signed up 
beforehand attended 
the hearing. One staff 
member, Mary Graham- 
Fisher with Facilities 
Management's Human 
Resources office, signed 
up at the hearing and 
spoke, as did Eric ?>W2\- 
well, an tmdergraduate 

See PARKING, page 4 


2 2 




november 12 

10:30-11:30 a.m., OU Web 
Clinic: What is WsbDAV 
and How Can I Use M 4404 

Computer & Space Science. 
WcbDAV (Web-based Distrib- 
uted Authoring and Versloning) 
is used to publish and manage 
files and direaorics on a 
remote Web server. Several 
"client" programs arc available 
for a variety of computing plat- 
forms to support this process, 
including Dreamweaver Web- 
DAY remote site management 
(Wmdows or Mac) and Web- 
Drive (Windows) and Goliath 
(Mac). This free Web clinic will 
demonstrate the WebDAV 
clients. Current users of the 
Office of Information Technol- 
ogy's home-grown Web Spin- 
ner will be moving over to 
WebDAV in the near future. 
Come see what WebDAV has to 
offer. For more information, 
contact Deborah Mateik at 5- 
2945 or zdeb@umd.cdu, or 

11 a.m.-noon, French Music 
Concert Multipurpose Room, 
St. Mary's Hall. By performance 
majors (piano, voice, flute). 
Part of French Week celebra- 
tion. For more information, call 
the Department of French and 
Italian at 5-4024. 

4 Great Women Physi- 
cists I Have Known Physics 
Lecture Hall. Free physics col- 
loquiimi with Katharine Geb- 
bie of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology. For 
more information, call 5-340 1 . 

4 p.m.. Insider Tips on 
Becoming a Published 
Author — Hint: Get a Degree 
in Educationl 3237 Benjamin 
Building. Come hear College of 
Education alunuius Jan Pottkcr 
(M.A. '71) discuss how she 
became a successfiil pubLshed 
author of trade and popular 
books. No RSVP necessary. 
Free and open to all. Light 
refreshments will be served. 
Fdr more information, contact 
Judy Deshotels at 5-0904 or 

5:30-7 p.m.. Building Sus- 
tainable Communities 6137 

McKJeldin Library. The Peace 
Corps, the Office of Interna- 
tional Ptograms, and the Col- 
lege of Agriculture and Natural 

As the Terps TUwn 

The campus and students will guest star on the Thurs., Nov. 
14 episode of "As Tlie World Turns." Two Terps appear in 
speaking parts, Ben Parlter, a sophomore theater major, and 
Annsme Phann, a recent graduate, p)av university students. A uni- 
versity women's ultimate frisbee team and 24 student extras also 
appear on the show. The program will air on local CBS affiliate sta- 
tions WUSA and WJZ at 2 p.m. 

Resources will hold a forum 
moderated by alumna Jody 
Olscn, deputy director. Peace 
Corps, with former volunteers 
TTiomas Geisler :md Sarah Hen- 
shaw. Reception to follow. 
RSVP to cbenson®peacecorps. 
gov or (202) 692-1046. 


november 13 

8 a.m. -5 p.m.. Rethinking 
Strategies to Improve Stu- 
dent Achievement Stamp 
Student Union. Part of the Suc- 
cess 2002 educational confer- 
ence with keynote speakers 
William E. Kirwan (morning) 
and Ronald Takaki Oimch). 
For more information, contact 
OMSE at 5-5616 or visit 
www. umd . edu/omsc/success . 

10 a.m.-2 p.m., French Cul- 
tural Presentations Multi- 
purpose Room, St. Mary's Hall. 
Posters, displays, music, food. 
Part of French Week celebra- 
tion. For more information, call 
the Department of French and 
Italian at 5-4024. 

noon, Sadat Lecture for 
Peace: Kofi Annan See For 

Yoiu" Interest, page 8. 

noon-1 p.m.. Constructing 
Your Own Online Survey: 
A Demonstration 0114 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Building. With speaker David 
Heru7 of the Office of Informa- 
tion Technology. Part of the 
Counseling Center's Fall 
Research and Development 
Meetings. For more informa- 
tion, contact Vivian Boyd at 4- 
7675 or vbl4@umail,umd,edu, 
or visit 
nseling/Calendar/cal_md . htm . 

4-5 p.m.. Why Should I 
Learn This? Motivation's 
Role in Children's Learning 
and Development 2309 Art- 
Sociolog}' Building, The fourth 
presentation in this year's Dis- 
tinguished Scholar-Teacher 

Lecture Series will be given by 
Alan Wigfield, College of Edu- 
cation. For more information, 
contact Rhonda Malone at 5- 
2509 or rm alone ©deans, omd. 
edu, or visit 
faculty/FacAwards/1 ecture info. 

4:15-4:15 p.m.. Stimulating 
High Achievement Among 
Minority Learners 1315 Ben- 
jamin Building, College of Edu- 
cation. Colloquium with pan- 
elist Celeste H. Pea, National 
Science Foimdation. For more 
information, contact Martm L, 
Johnson at mjl3@umail.umd. 
edu or visit 

7 p.m.. The Cook Will Have 
Occasston to Recollect 

Riversdale Mansion, Riverdale 
Park. Lecture by Clarissa Dillon 
and part of the fall lectme 
series at Riversdale,"Domestici- 
ty and Vanity." For more infor- 
mation, call (301) 864O420 or 


november 14 

8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: MS Excel 
Level 3 4404 Computer & 
Space Science. Learn to cus- 
tomize toolbars and create 
styles and templates; create 
decision-making functions; ana- 
lyze worksheet data by creat- 
ing pivot tables; compare and 
contrast workbook files and 
file links; oudine and consoli- 
date worksheets; analyze work- 
sheet data by using the Sce- 
nario Manager; display and pro- 
tect worksheet data by locking 
cells; record and modify macros 
by using the Visual Basic Edi- 
tor; create and work with inter- 
active Web doctmients. Tlie- 
class fee is $90, For registra- 
tion, please visit wwTv.oit.imid. 
edu/sc. For more information, 
contact Jane S.Wieboldt at 5- 
0443 or oit-training@umail., or visit www.oit. 
umd .edu/sc. 

4:15-5:30 p.m.. Talk about 
Teaching, Shakespeare: 
Classroom Performance 

0135 Taliaferro Hall. Join die 
Center Alliance for School 
Teachers; Scot Reese, Theatre 
Department; and Sharon Lim- 
dahl, Montgomery Coimty Pub- 
lic Schools, for an informal 
conversation and sharing of 
ideas. Bring a dozen copies of a 
lesson plan to share. Discus- 
sion will center on helpmg stu- 
dents at all levels acquire skills 
such as translation,blocking, 
and acting. For more informa- 
tion, contact Nancy Traubitz at 
5-6833 or visit www. inform, 
umd . edu/EdRes/Colleges/ 

5:30 p.m., A Celebration of 
the George Levitine Collec- 
tion See For Your Interest, 
page 8. 

november 15 

noon. Are All Dads Equal? 
Biology vs. Marriage as 
Basis for Paternal Invest- 
ment in Children 1101 Art- 
Sociology Building. Part of the 
Maryland Population Research 
Center 2002-2003 Seminar 
Scries. With Sandra Hofferth, 
professor of femily studies. 
For the series schedule and " 
more information, visit 
www. popcenter. 

noon-1 :1 5 p.m.. Depart- 
ment of Communication 
Colloquium 0200 Skinner. 
Laura Janusik will present 
"Reconceptualizing Listening 
Through Working Memory" 
and Leah Simone, "Media Cov- 
erage of Conflicts of Interest in 
Science." For additional infor- 
mation, contact Trevor Parry- 
Giles at 5^947 or 

1-5 p.m.. Feminist Art and 
History in the New Century 

See For Your Interest, page 8. 

november 18 

8:45 a.m. -4 p.m., OIT Short- 
course Training: Introduc- 
tion to MS Excel 4404 Com- 
puter & Space Science. Partici- 
pants will learn to: understand 
the advantages of electronic 
spreadsheets; create a basic 
worksheet by entering text, 
values and formulas; create for- 
mulas usmg Excel's built-in 
functions; change the appear- 
ance of worksheet data by 
using a variety of formatting 
techniques, and more. The 
class fee is $90. For more 
information, contact Jane S. 
Wieboldt at 5-0443 or oit-, or 
visit www.oit. umd, edu/sc. 

6:30 p.m.. Professional 
Update Seminars See For 
Your Interest, page 8. 

november 19 

9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.. The Mid- 
dle East in Crisis Room 6137 
McKeldin Library. As part of 
International Education Week, 
the Office of International Pro- 
grams will be hosting this sem- 
inar, part of OlP's Regional 
Seminar Series and held in 
cooperation with the Anwar 
Sadat Chair for Peace. For more 
informadon, contact Chrisdne 
Moritz at cm227®umail,umd. 
edu or visit www.intprog.umd, 
e du/regionalsem . ht ml. 

9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Team Build- 
ing for Managers Sec For 

Your Interest, page 8. 

12:30-1:45 p.m.. Memory 
and Oblivion in Don 
Quixote's Final Chapter 
01 35 Taliaferro Hall. Presented 
by Hernan Sanchez M. de Pinll- 
los, Department of Spanish and 
Portugese, as part of the Works- 
in-Progress Seminar Series at 
the Center for Renaissance & 
Baroque Studies. The series, 
begun in 1998, enables schol- 
ars who study the early mod- 
em period to share their latest 
research. To facilitate discus- 
sion, participating faculty cir- 
culate working drafts one 
wtck before their colloquium. 
For more information, contact 
Karen Nelson at knl5@umaiL or visit http://inform. 
umd .edu/crbs/cale ndar. 

or additional event list- 
ings, visit www.coilege 

calendar guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-!cxxx stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Calendar information for Outtooh is compiled from a combination of InforM's 
master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Subfnisalons are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 
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New Dance Works Explore Relationships 

Six new reperto- 
ry works by 
faculty, stu- 
dents and guest 
artists will take place 
during upcoming per- 
formances by the Mary- 
land Dance Ensemble 
this week and the next. 

The program will 
begin with a work by 
visiting New York artist 
Keely Garfield. A work 
for seven dancers, 
"Spill," tangentially references water. The wrorii is 
a mix of equally disparate music and sound by 
Carl Stalling, Bally Sagoo, Bruce Ruffln and Harry 

Continuing the program with themes of 
strengthening relationships and self-discovery are 
works by visiting artist/lecturer Maurice Fraga 
and imdergraduate Ronya-Lec Anderson, Dramati- 
cally different, "Madelines" features gende partner- 
ing while "Mars and Venus" is a lively duet that 
focuses on distinct differences and how they coa- 
lesce. A w^ork performed by Rebecca Boniella and 
Christine Sandifer is also about relationships. With 

music by YannTiersen, 
"Canoe" is a funny and 
delicate duet. 

Completing tlie 
program is dance facul- 
ty member Alvin Mayes 
with a neoclassical 
quartet, "Allegro in the 
Square." He is joined by 
guest artist and recent 
master's of fine arts 
graduate Jennifer Mar- 
tinez performing her 
work, "In There Some- 
where" which was commissioned by the Student 
Dance Association and the department. The work 
for 10 dancers utilizes music by Webern, Bartok 
and Mozart. 

"This promises to be a varied and enthralling 
evening of dance," says Alcine Wintz, artistic direc- 
tor for the Maryland Dance Ensemble. 

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, 
Nov. 1 5 , Saturday, Nov. 1 6, Tuesday, Nov 1 9 and 
Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Dance Theatre of the 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Tickets are 
$12, $5 for students. For more information or to 
purchase tickets, call (301) 405-ARTS. 

It's a Wide Web World 

Outlook^s Occasional Look at Interesting University-based Web Sites 

In "Deep Impact" 
the movie, it was a 
celestial object hit- 
ting Earth. In real life. 
Earth is hitting back, 
with the help of uni- 
versity astronomers. 
NASA Discovery Mis- 
sion "Deep Impact" 
will launch a space- 
craft in 2004 to ren- 
dezvous with Comet 
Tempel 1 on Indepen- 
dence Day 2005. Made 
of two parts, the space- 
craft will launch an 
"impactor" into the 

comet from the "flyby" ' 

following close behind. 
Weighing over 800 pounds and 
hitting at about 20,000 mph, the 
"impactor" will blow a hole into 
the comet two to 14 stories 
deep, providing access to a 
comet interior for the first time. 
After impact the "flyby" will 
train its instruments on the 
crater and debris and transmit 

Among those watching will 
be the Astronomy Department's 
Michael A'Heam, principal 
investigator (PI) of the mission, 
and Lucy McFadden, co-investi- 
gator and manager of outreach 
activities. They hope to gain 
insight into the origins of the 
solar system by studying the 
composition of comets, 
believed to be well-preserved 
relics of the early solar system. 

"We reason that because 
comets spend so much time 
away from the sim that they 
haven't been altered and 
changed as much as the rocky 
planets. They've been pre- 
served," says McFadden, 

The Web site "Deep Impart: 
The First Look Inside a Comet! " 
(http://deepimpact,umd,edu> is 
part of the education and out- 
reach activities NASA requires 
of all Discovery Missions. 
Geared toward the layperson, 


the site gives a lucid, jai^on-free 
introduction to the mission and 
is organized into seven parts, 
providing, among other things, a 
mission overview, a review of 
what's known about comets 
and schematics of the "flyby" 
and "impactor." The following 
three sections deal with tiie sci- 
entific and technical aspects of 
the mission: 

Mission: A downloadable 
Adobe Acrobat fact sheet and a 
quick fact sheet give the mis- 
sion background and sequence 
of events. Adding a dramatic 
touch to the presentation, ani- 
mations in Quicktime and Win- 
dows Media Player formats 
depict the "impactor" slamming 
into the comet and the dual 
"flyby-imp actor" spacecraft's 
journey to the comet. A time- 
line peppered with short sum- 
maries charts the mission mile- 
stones from early planning to 
the end of the project in 2006. 

Science: The introductory para- 
graph brings the uninitiated up 
to speed on the current knowl- 
edge concerning comets and 
through links, answers such 
fiindamcntal questions as "What 
arc comets? "The link "Who is 

Observing Tempel 1?" 
leads to information 
for the casual viewer 
and the array of ama- 
teur astronomers 
waiting to observe 
the comet when it 
enters telescope 
range again in 2003- 
Following the "posi- 
tion and orbit" link 
leads to a "3D orbital 
visualization" window 
that allows one to see 
the relative positions 
of Tempel 1 and the 
planets at a particular 
date or let time run 
and watch them 
sweep out their orbits. 

Technology; "This section pro- 
files the hardware that makes all 
this possible," says McFadden. 
Descriptions and pictures of the 
"flyby" and "impactor" space- 
crafts, guidance systems and 
measuring instruments built by 
Ball Aerospace and Technologies 
Corp. are available in this sec- 
tion. An account of how the 
company designed and tested 
the complex targeting system 
that will guide the "impactor" is 
also featured. Future site plans 
include the regular posting of 
images of the space craft as Ball 
Aerospace and Technology 
Corp continues building them, 
McFadden says. 

The final three sections — 
Gallery, Discovery Zone and 
Press — provide links to more 
pictures, educational outreach 
activities and articles written 
about the mission. 

"I call it 'inieach' — to the 
campus coramimity and the 
public, "McFadden says. 

The imiversity is partnered 
with the California Institute of 
Technology 's Jet Propul sio n 

See IMPACT, page 7 

Conference Highlights Value 
of Undergraduate Research 

The new Maryland Cen- 
ter for Undergraduate 
Research, which will 
open at McKeldin Library late 
this semester or early next 
semester, will provide a much- 
needed place for faculty and 
students to connect on proj- 
ects they share interest in, said 
Robert Hampton, dean of 
undergraduate studies and 
associate provost for academic 

The center's work coincides 
with a national move to foster 
research in an 
increasingly more 
competitive aca- 
demic environ- 
ment. A conference 
being held this 
week at the Inn and 
Conference Center 
will bring together 
faculty, deans, 
provosts and other 
administrators from 
research universi- 
ties across the 
country for discus- 
sion and assess- 
ment of the under- 
graduate education 
programs at their 
home campuses. 

Research and Schol- 
arship and the Mission of the 
Research University," spon- 
sored by the Reinvention Cen- 
ter at Stony Brook University, 
will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 
and Friday, Nov. 15,Tlirough a 
series of lectures, panel discus- 
sions and breakout and plan- 
ning sessions, conference par- 
ticipants will form rwo-year 
agendas for improving under- 
graduate research on their 
home camp uses. The Reinven- 
tion Center will later publish a 
proceedings volume with sug- 
gestions from the conference 
that universities can adapt to 
meet their specific goals for 
undergraduate education. 

In addition to addressing 
challenges at the institutional 
level, conference sessions will 
highlight strategies for foster- 
ing undergraduate research 
and scholarship within specif- 
ic departments. Maryland 
already has several excellent 
undergraduate research pro- 
grams in effect, but there is a 
need for expansion, said Lisa 
Kiely, assistant dean of under- 
graduate studies. 

"But [they're] just college or 
program specific," she said. 
"It's difficult for students to 
find out about." 

Maryland's undergraduate 
research center is part of the 
Office of Undergraduate Stud- 
ies' effort to better promote 
the l>enefits of undergraduate 
research and to make research 
projects more accessible, 
Hampton said. 

"Sometimes we've not been 
as forthcoming as we had 
liked to be about undergradu- 
ate research." The increased 
competition for admission to 

the university has raised the 
overall level of scholarship at 
Marj'land as well as the poten- 
tial for worthy undei^raduate 
research, Hampton said. 

"Clearly, in terms of the 
ability of undergraduates to 
discover, and the ability to 
actively participate in a 
research culture, our students 
today can play a significant 
role," he said. 

Research is not just defined 
in terms of scientific research, 
such as lab work, but also 


includes creative projects in 
the arts and humanities, such 
as writing a play, Hampton 
explained. Participation in the 
conference will help enable 
the university to form success- 
ful programs in all depart- 
ments, he said. 

At least 1 Maryland faculty 
members and administrators 
are attending or presenting at 
the conference, including 
Hampton and Diane Harvey, 
undergraduate studies librari- 
an. Hampton is participating as 
a panelist for the roundtable 
discussion "Connecting Depart- 
mental Interests and Actions 
with Instimtional Goals," and 
Harvey is co-leading a break- 
out session section on "The 
Library as a Laborator)'." 

The Association of American 
Universities, the National Sci- 
ence Foundation, the Woodrow 
Wilson National Fellowship 
Foundation and Sigma Xi:The 
Scientific Research Society arc 
co-sponsoring the event with 
the Reinvention Center. 

The center was created at 
Stony Brook as a means of car- 
rying out strategies and goals 
established by the Boyer Com- 
mission on Educating Under- 
graduates at the Research Uni- 
versity's report, "Reinventing 
Undergraduate Education: A 
Blueprint for America's 
Research Universities," Since 
the report was published in 
1998, the center has been 
wotidng to increase focus on 
undergraduate education at 
research universities through 
programs such as the upcom- 
ing conference. 

— Justyn Kopack, 
junior, journalism 


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In Memoriam 

Skilled, Positipe 
Employee Will Be Missed 

Kurtlksschc, an electrician for Facilities Manage- 
ment for more than 24 of his 41 years, was known 
as an enthusiastic, always-willing employee. 

He died last week, six days after being injured 
in an electrical explosion while working on the 
John S.Toll Physics Building. 

Tassche began working for what was Physical 
Plant as a work-study student from Bladensbui^ 
High School. He was hired soon after as a mainte- 
nance service worker in 1979- 

He woriced his way up throu^ the mainte- 
nance worker scries to the journey level of elec- 
trician and then most recently as an electronics 
technician in. Along the way.Tassche studied and 
became a 
master elec- 
trician. He 
was a super- 
visor in the 
shop and 
was respon- 
sible for the 
shift. Prior 
to this 
he worked 
for quite a 
while in the 

equipment unit and provided specialized support 
for classroom audioAisxial equipment, Tassche 
was also responsible for two-way radio repair. 

Both his director. Jack Baker, and his assistant 
director, Laura Wildesen, describe him as someone 
who was always positive and always willing to get 
the job done. A former supervisor commented in 
one of Tksshchc's evaluations that he took a "great 
deal of pride in his work and strives for excel- 
Icnce'Woiking on the evening shift, his accom- 
plishments vrere often imobserved by his cus- 
tomers, but those who knew his abilities and his 
work attest to his professionalism and expertise in 
his trade. 

The memorial service for Kurt Tassche took 
place on Nov. 7 at Memorial Chapel. He leaws 
behind his girlfriend, Kristen Kamp; his mother 
and Either, Georgette and Edmund Tassche; and his 
sister, Karen. 

The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (TSAP) is 
available to provide counseling support for those 
in need of their services. FSAP counselors can be 
reached at (301) 314*170 or 314*099. 

In response to inquiries about contributions in 
memory of Kurt Tassche, his family has identified 
two places: 

PGCC Foundation, 301 Laigo Road, Laigo, MD 
20774. Make checks payable to the PGCC Founda- 
tion, with a notation on the bottom of the check: 
Kurt Tassche Fund. 

Prince George's Community College provides 
training and coursework for individuals studying 
the National Electrical Code and preparing for the 
journeyman and master electrician's exams for 
licensing. The college also provides continuing 
education courses for master electricians. Tassche 
went through this program to prepare for his mas- 
ter's license. 

HSCC (Humane Society of Calvert County), PO. 
Box 3505, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, Make 
checks payable to HSCC, with a notation that the 
donation should go to the Fishing Creek Kennel in 
Sunderland, Marj^and, in memory of Kurt Tassche. 
This is a no-kill animal shelter 

How to Help People Help Themselves 

For people looking 
to approach a 
friend or family 
member they sus- 
pect may have a drug or 
alcohol abuse problem, the 
experts at the Center for 
Health andWeLbeing are 
here to help with treat- 
ment, intervention and 
counseling services. 

The center, a satellite of 
the University Health Cen- 
ter located in the Campus 
Recreation Center, can also 
provide information on 
identifying signs of possi- 
ble drug and alcohol abuse 
and suggest strategies for 
talking to someone who 
may need treatment. 
In approaching some- 

one about a drug or alco- 
hol problem, it is critical 
not to make assumptions, 
said Kelly Dolan of the 
center's substance abuse 
program. There is often no 
way of knowing for sure if 
a person has a problem, or 
exactly what kind of prob- 
lem it is, she said. Jumping 
to conclusions can make a 
person feel threatened. 
Additionally, an abuser may 
not even realize he or she 
has a problem, even if It 
seems obvious, Dolan said. 

"If it's a co-woricer, for 
example, and your office 
has a lot of happy hour 
social events — to the abus- 
er, it may not look like 
drinking is a problem," said 

Dolan. "To him, it may look 
like, since other people are 
having a beer, that he is 
not out of place. Even if he 
is abusing, in his eyes it 
seems ok." 

Before speaking to a 
person, try to build a rela- 
tionship of trust so the 
person doesn't feel his or 
her privacy is being invad- 
ed, I>olan suggests. 
Become acquainted with 
treatment options and 
facts about substance 
abuse in order to provide 
the potential abuser with 
beneficial information, and 
be ready with replies If the 
person resists your offers 
for help. Choose a private, 
non-threatening place for 

the confrontation, and 
make sure to listen, not 
just talk. It is especially 
esscndal not to be judg- 
mental of the other per- 
son's behavior, said Dolan. 

"Often people want 
help, but they don't like 
the idea of being the one 
with the problem," she 
said. It is important to real- 
ize the person has an 
addiction and that chang- 
ing is not as simple as it 
may seem. 

It is also important not 
to neglect body language 
when talking to a person 
about a problem, said 
Dolan, Even whai people 

See HELPING, page 6 

Honor Pledge: Fostering Integrity in Students 

Cotttitiucd Jrom page t 

the pledge in some way, but not nec- 
essarily the same way, said Pavela. 
Some faculty members may choose 
to put the pledge on every test, 
while others choose to have stu- 
dents sign the pledge only once at 
the beginning of the semester. 

Both Canter and Pavela agree the 
pledge is a communit)' building rit- 
ual, designed to raise awareness 
and educate students and faculty 
about the value of academic 
integrity, in hopes of reducing aca- 
demic dishonesty. The two also 
agree that its effects wiU not be 
seen immediately. 

°It will take time for the tradition 
to evolve," said Pavela. He added 
that it will be a "decade-long 
process" before the effects can be 
completely imderstood, 

Pavela said his goal is for 90 per- 
cent of the classes at the university 

to use the pledge routinely on 
assignments and exams. 

Faculty members are "critical gate- 
keepers," said Canter in a Sept. 27 
letter to university faculty. Professors 
who ask their students to sign the 
pledge are reiterating the impor- 
tance of academic integrity and ethi- 
cal learning to their students. Canter 
said in fiis letter that in 2001, faculty 
members referred 243 academic dis- 
honesty cases, up fi^m 127 cases in 

Research conducted by the Cen- 
ter for Academic Integrity and the 
John Temple ton Foundation, shows a 
correlation between the use of 
honor codes and lower levels of stu- 
dent cheating, even on large cam- 
puses such as the University of 
Maryland, where cheating is general- 
ly higher than at smaller, private 

Tom Linthicimi, an adjunct 
instructor at the Philip Merrill Col- 
lege of Journalism, who has his jour- 
nalism students sign the pledge 
once at the beginning of the semes- 
ter, said he appreciates the flexibility 
of the pledge. 

Linthicum said It is more mean- 
ingful to sign it once than writing it 
over every time his students hand 
in assignments. In journalism cours- 
es, because of the amount of writ- 
ing assignments the students hand 
in, it would be burdensome to con- 
stantly ask students to sign the 
pledge, he added, 

"Plagiarism is such a serious 
offense m the field of journalism... 
that journalism students should 
already know the perils of dishonest 
work," Linthicum said. 

— Meghan Hiist, 

'•' ■'• t' junior, journalism 

Parking: Alternatives Sought to Current System 

Continued from page i 

member of the University 
Senate and panel. Organiz- 
ers aren't sure why partici- 
pation wasn't higher 

"I'm very surprised," 
says Leon Slaughter, associ- 
ate dean of the College of 
Agriculture and Natural 
Resoiures, who moderated 
the first part of the hear- 
ing. "It could be [that] it's 
early yet. . . but I thought 
we'd have enough that -we 
could run until 4:30 when 
people got off work." 

The fonmi was sched- 
uled to run ftom 3 p.m. to 
6 p.m., thot^h by 4 p.m. 
many who showed up to 
listen had left the audito- 

Using information from 
the Facilities Management 
Master Plan, Senior Vice 
President of Academic 
Affairs and Provost Bill 
Dcsder outlined the cur- 
rent parking fee structure, 
explained why asking the 
state to pay for paddng 
won't work and offered a 
few alternatives. He said 

that increases in parking 
fees come from the build- 
ing of structured (garage) 
lots, which, while better 
for the environment than 
surface lots, cost more to 
build and maintain. The 
master plan calls for mov- 
ing parking to the perime- 
ter of the campus and pro- 
viding an internal shutde 

On asking for state sup- 
port, Destler said, "They 
expect us to pay for park- 
ing. So parking, by defini- 
tion, is a self-support acriv- 
ity. If you want me to go 
up to Annapolis and ask 
the state to pay for park- 
ing, I wiU. HI do what you 
want me to do, but it will 
be like walking into a 
brick wall. I will get my 
nose bloodied and we will 
get no satisfaction." 

DesUer was surprisingly 
open when discussing dis- 
parities in parking fees. "I 
would strongly encourage 
you aU to think of ways in 
which this burden... can 

be shared in a more equi- 
table ^hion amongst our 
campus commimity. 

"Right now I pay to 
park right next to the 
main adminstration build- 
ing, five steps from my 
office door, the same as 
any staff member who 
parks blocks away from 
their workplace," said 
Destler. "This makes no 
sense. I am one of the 
most highly paid people 
on the campus paying 
exacdy the amoimt of 
money for my paridng 
space as is the lowest paid 
member of physical plant. 
This does not make sense." 

David Allen, director of 
transportation services, 
talked about four alterna- 
tives to the ciuTcnt fee 
structure. The first is close 
to what's being done now: 
an across the board, per 
population fee. Faculty and 
staff not m the bargaining 
unit will pay a certain fee, 
commuter students anoth- 
er and resident students a 

third based on their hous- 
ing assigrunents. The sec- 
ond option is geared 
toward faculty and staft"; 
they would pay a certain 
percentage of their 
income for parking. The 
third option, a tier model, 
would create anywhere 
ftom three to six tiers 
where people pay based 
on what income tier they 
fill into. For both the sec- 
ond and third options, stu- 
dents would still pay flat 
fees. The last option being 
considered is based on 
proximity, so that people 
can pay a higher fee to 
parte closer to their work- 

"Certainly, Tve 're open to 
all possibilities," said Allen. 
"There are combinations 
of each of these." 

The Blue Ribbon Panel 
would stiU like to hear 
from the community. 
Comments can be sent to 
them through the Web 


Video: Award- v^inning Creativity 

Continued from page 1 


Mac Nelson and Cindy Henneberger produce award-winning videos for and about tha uni varsity. 

since he first began work- 
ing at University Video. 

One of his latest works 
was a video for the gala 
dinner celebration hosted 
by Bill Cosby to inaugurate 
the opening of the David 
C, DriskeU Center for the 
Study of the African Dias- 
pora, Their client, Sarah E, 
Reilly, director of develop- 
ment with the College of 
Arts and Humanities, 
described the video as "sig- 
nificant and dazzling ."As an 
introduction to a center 
that does not have a physi- 
cal building, Reilly feels the 
video carried an important 
message that the center 
will be more than a place 
surrounded by walls, but 
about scholarship, educa- 
tion and research. 

Reiliy said she was grate- 
ful for the wonderful job 
and described the working 
process with the video 

office as fiill of tremendous 
creativity and excitement. 

The quality of woik pro- 
duced by office attracted 
Cindy Hennebetger, former 
fteelancer and award-win- 
ning associate producer 
She now produces videos 
and writes scripts at Uoi- 
versity Video. ,^1-1 «« i\ 

One of Henneberger's 
recent productions, a video 
group for the university's 
Alumni Association's 
awards gala, was seen as an 
"extremely high quality" 
program by Deirdre Bagley, 
director of training and 

Recently, Hennebetger 
produced a documentary 
on the Baltimore Incentive 
Awards Program, which 
featured students who 
entered the university as a 
result of a pipeline pro- 
gram to encourage more 
Baltimore city public high 

school students to attend 
Maryland. Nelson just fin- 
ished production on a 
video, "Stolen Dreams," 
about the drug Ecstacy. The 
short productions delves 
deeply into the issue of 
teenage drug use from the 
perspective of teenage 
drug users. 

The small office is 
always busy, with three 
people and a few interns, 
yet both Nelson and Hen- 
neberger enjoy the collabo- 
rative and creative atmos- 
phere and the challenging 

"Every time we produce 
a video, it's like giving birth 
to a child. Each one is spe- 
cial," said Hennenbei^er. 

"Every year our team 
looks forward to new pro- 
jects and communication 
challenges," said Nelson. 

— ^Ying Lou, graduate 
student, joum alism 

Calling Campus Authors! 

In response to numerous requests for Oittlook to publish announcements of new books 
written by faculty and staff, a monthly section will be devoted to this news. Beginning 
with the Nov. 19 issue of Outlook, every third issue of the month will feature "Book Bag,' 
Submissions shouid be sent to using the following guidelines: 

• 'book title,' author, campus affiliation, (publisher, date released) 

• a 15-word description of the work 

• a .jpg image (approximately 4"x6" at 200 dpi) of the book cover or author (optional) 

• a name and contact number for Outlook's use in case of questions 

Outlook will not run news of subsequent editions of books, chapters authored in aca- 
demic texts, articles authored in magazines or books forthcoming. Also, submissions will 
be published on a first come-first served basis. What does not fit in one month's issue will 
run in the next. Academic books will be grouped by type according the university's U col- 
leges and schools. Books not fitting into those categories (i.e. children's books, hobby 
guides, etc.) will be grouped in an "Other" category. 

For more information, call Monatte A. Bailey (301) 40S-4629, or sand questions to 


Five professors were selected as fel- 
lows by the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 
The prestigious honor is awarded for 
efforts toward advancing science or 
fostering applications that are scien- 
tiflcally or socially distinguished. ITie 
university faculty are among 291 
researchers named as fellows this 
The new AAAS fellows arei 

• Margarot A. Palmar, biology, for sig- 
nificant contributions to advancing 
the imderstanding of aquatic ecosys- 
tems and the role of women in sci- 

• Samuel O. Grim, professor, chem- 
istry/biochemistry, for his work creat- 
ing new compoimds with metal 
bonding properties; 

• Mikhail A. Anisimov, chemical engi- 
neering, for distinguished contribu- 
tions to chemical thermodynamics; 

• J. Robert Dorfman, physics, for his 
work on kinetic theory and founda- 
tions of statistical mechanics; 

• Harriet B. Preuer, sociology, for 
iimovative research on population, 
labor force, gender and social 
inequality and for outstanding serv- 
ice to demographic and sociological 
sociedes. , 

The Office of External and Alumni 
Relations of the Robert H. Smith 
School of Business annoimces that 
Angela Mary Boone will join the 
staff as director of special events. She 
was most recently employed vrith 
the Alliance for Justice working in 
the development and membership 

Malcolm Russeil-Einhom, a lawyer 

formerly with Abt Associates, joined 
the IRIS Center as part of the legal 
reform team. He is a legal and institl^ 
Uonal reform specialist, with an 
emphasis on efforts aimed at improv- 
ing accotmtability and tratisparency 
in regulatory and administrative 
processes, including administrative 
and judicial appeals systems. 

Mlhaaia Mazilu, a new program 
manager at the IRIS Center, will be 
workii^ on the Democracy, Gover- 
nance and Regulation Team, Mazilu is 
completing a master's in government 
at Johns Hopkins University and has 
a bachelor's in English with an 
emphasis in American liteiature from 
the University of Bucharest. 

Also, the center has been awarded a 
four-year contract to support the U,S, 
Agency for International Develop- 
ment's CUSAID) policy leadership. 
The $4 million project, titled "Intel- 
lectual Leadership Agenda Support," 
will provide research and policy 
development assistance for the Policy 
and Program Coordination Bureau of 

Faculty from the College of Agricul- 
ttite and Natural Resources received 

every one of the 2002 Northeast 
Regional Awards presented by 
Epsilon Sigma Phi, ^e national 
organization for Cooperative Exten- 
sion professionals. Winners honored 
at a national ceremony on Oct. 19 

• Distinguished Service Award: David 
Rota, Biological Resources Engineer- 

• Distinguished Mid-Career Award: 
Sandra Womack, Charles County 
Extension office; 

• Distinguished International Service 
Award: Jamea Hanson, Agricultural & 
Resource Economics: 

• Distinguished Team Award :Dianne 
MiillsKsic), Mon^omery Coimty; 
Sandy Corridon, Frederick County; 
Madeleine Greene, Hovi^rd County; 
Sitaron Gandy, Harford County; and 
Mark Kantor, Nutrition & Food Sci- 
ence; for their Food Safety Initiative 
"Keeping the Community SAFE." 

In addition, F. Grove Miller was rec- 
ognized as National Distinguished 
Friend of Extension for a lifetime of 
service to Cooperative Extension and 
its mission of volunteerism. 

The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation 
named Elizabeth Arnold and Joahiia 
Walner as recipients of 2002 Whiting 
Writers' Awards. The awards, which 
are $35,000 each, have been given 
aimually since 1985 to emerging 
writers of exceptional talent and 
promise. Arnold, a poet, is the author 
of "The Reer (University of Chicago, 
1999), a sequence of poems about 
surviving cancer She is assistant pro- 
fessor of English. Joshua Weiner, also 
a poet and an assistant English pro- 
fessor, wrote liis first collection of 
poetry, "The Worid's Room" (Universi- 
ty of Chicago Press, 2001). 

The Robert H. Smith School of Busi- 
ness announced the appointment of 
Laura Dronterick as associate director, 
business services, at the school's 
Dingman Center for Entrepreneur- 
ship. Dromerick, who earned her 
master's in business admlnisttatloii at 
Harvard, is responsible for managing 
the suite of services offered to entre- 
preneurs by the Dingman Center. 
Dromerick works with senior execu- 
tives, mentors, scholars and volun- 
teers to oversee the delivery of serv- 
ices offered to entrepreneurs, includ- 
ing market and technology assess- 
ment, business plan review, mentor- 
ing and the capital access network, 

Janat Peteraon, biological safety man- 
ager and assistant director, Depart- 
ment of Environmental Safety, was 
elected secretary of the American 
Biological Safety Association (ABSA) 
at its annual conference in San Fran- 
cisco. She will serve a two-year term, 
A^A is a national oi^anization of 
Biological Safety Professionals with 
more than 900 members. , 


2 2, 

Make a Diff^mtce During the Holiday Season Through Service 

The holiday session is an 
excellent time to give 
back to the community. 
Community Service 
Programs has compiled a list of hol- 
iday service opportunities individu- 
als and groups can take advantage 
of. Some service opportunities that 
I departments, offices and individuals 
can get involved in throughout the 
^ upcoming hoHday season include: 

^ Capital Area Food Bank. 

I Nov. 1-Dec. 24, Mon-Sat, 9 a.m.-4 
p.m. Fifteen to 50 volunteers are 
needed to sort donated food items, 
which feed those suffering from 
hunger in the Washington area. 
Contact Phillip Borden at (202) 
526-5944 ext. 286 or pborden® 

*^ SHARE. November 7-25 
(closed Sundays). Volunteers are 
needed to package and distribute 
approximately 36,000 food pack- 
ages. SHARE is located in 
Hyartsville. Contact Ninochika 
Twitty (301) 864-3115 ext. 1 1 or 

*^ Paint Branch Elementary 
School. This community has 1 
families that are in need of Thanks- 
giving dinners. The dinners can be 
brought to the school the morning 
of Nov. 22 and they will dehver 
them. The goods may consist of a 
turkey or ham, five pounds of pota- 
toes, three canned or frozen vegeta- 
bles, cranberry sauce rolls and dessert. 
Some type of drink would also be r 
wonderful. If you are interested in 
helping, please let Principal Bertha 
Steward know by Nov. 18 at bstew- or (301) 513-5300. 

'^ Blacks of the Chesapeake 

Foundation. Located in Annapolis, 
volunteers needed Nov. 14-16. This 
nonprofit foundation needs volun- 
teers to create exhibits for an out- 
door environmental display for the 
new Chesapeake Bay Ecology 
Center. Contact (410) 269-7815. 

^ Affiliated Sante Group and 
Rock Creek Foundation. This 
organization assists adults with 
chronic mental illness and develop- 
mental disabihties.Volunteers are 
needed to take clients, who might 
be alone for the holidays, out to a 
dinner or a movie. Contact Karen 
Ekich at (301) 589-2303 ext. 166. 

«^ Bethesda Cares. Nov. 21- Dec. 

lO.Volunteers are needed to gift- 
\ wrap at Barnes and Noble to help 
' raise funds for this organization that 

works on behalf of the homeless 
' corrnnuiiity. Contact Sue Kirk at 

, ^ Manna Food Center located 

in Rockville. Nov. 22 in the evening 
or Nov. 23 during the day. Volun- 
teers are needed to assemble and 
deUver Thanksgiving food baskets to 
approximately 5,000 families in 
Montgomery County. Contact 
Mary Lou Jacobs at (240) 314-8303 

^ Books, Bears & 
Bonnets, Inc. 

Volunteers are need- 
ed to wrap gifts for 
a few hours, and 
all proceeds help 
children and adults 
coping widi can- 
cer. The program is 
located at Zany 
Brainy in RockviUe. 
Contact Merrily Ansell at 
(301) 881-2883 or manmd@star- for dates and times of 

"^ First Annual Thanksgiving 
Day Trot for Hunger. Thursday, 

Nov, 28 at 9 a.m. The trot begins at 
the Jefferson Memorial. The trot 
will benefit So Others Might Eat 
and the WB50 Family Fund. For a 
registration form and questions call 
(202) 797-8806 extlOll. Partici- 
pants must register ahead of time. 

«^ Food and Friends. This 
organization prepares and delivers 
free hot meals to homebound peo- 
ple living with AIDS and other ter- 
minal illnesses. To sign up for any 
Thanksgiving opportunities call the 
Thanksgiving Volunteer Hothne at 
(202) 863-1859 or Thanksgiving® Include fiill 
name, daytime phone number, mail- 
ing address, e-mail, and volunteer 
activity choice. Volunteer needs 
include: meal deHvery, Monday- 
Wednesday, Nov. 25-27; food prepa- 
ration, Monday- Wednesday, Nov. 
25-27 morning or afternoon. 

^ Sarah's Circle. Throughout the 
Thanksgiving HoUday.This organi- 
zation provides affordable housing 
and services for seiriors of limited 
means.Volunteers are needed as 
visitoi^, ESL coaches, to provide 
hoUday meal services during 
Thanksgiving. The organization is 
located in the Adams Morgan area 
of DC. Contact Andi Tucker at 
(202) 332-1400 ext. 22 or atucker@ 

^^ Second Genesis, Inc. 

Throughout the Thanksgiving 
Hohday, Volunteers provide meals or 
parties for clients who are experi- 
encing a healthy responsible life, free 
fiom drugs, alcohol, and violence. 
Centers are located at eight facilities 
in the DC, area. Contact Jennifer 
KivHn at (301) 563-1545 or 

'^^ Shepherd's Table. This organi- 
zation provides food, clothing, 
counseling, medical care and other 
support services to individuals and 
families seeking assistance in meet- 
ing basic needs to reach their fiiUest 
potential. They have a variety of 
volunteer needs. Contact 
Heidi Ashton at (301) 

■«f Threshold 

Wednesday evenings 
in Silver Spring. 
Carolers are needed 
during the holiday sea- 
son to provide entertain- 
ment to people with severe 
mental illness. Contact Elif Dogan at 
(301) 754-1102 ext. 15 or edogan@ 
threshokJderservices, org. 

*^ Chesapeake Children's 
Museum. Wednesdays in 
November &otn 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Volunteers are needed to help with 
carpentry finish work, painting, car- 
pet laying and mural painting. 
Contact Deborah Weed or Peri 
Lane at (410) 267-6333 or (410) 

^^ Crownsville Hospital Center. 
Located in Anne Arundel County. 
This facihty serves psychiatric dis- 
ables residents between the ages of 
12-95. Volunteers are needed to 
sponsor cooking classes, ceramics 
classes, birthday parries, and other 
special activities. Contact Sylvia 
BeaU (410) 729-6517 or beaUs@ us. 

^ Audubon Naturalist Society 
33rd annual HoHday Fair. December 
6 to 8, all day from 8 a.m. to 10 
p.m. Located in Chevy Chase. 
Volunteers are needed for three and 
four hour shifts. Volunteers receive 
free admission to the fair. Contact 
die Volunteer Office at (301) 652- 
9188 ext. 30 or volunteer® 

^■^ Hebrew^ Home of Greater 

Washington. Volunteers are needed 
throughout the hohdays to work in 
the kitchen, assist in running activi- 
ties such as bingo, visiting, doing 
manicures, escort to hohday servic- 
es, play piano, write press releases 
and more. Contact the Hebrew 
Home Volunteer Department at 
(301) 770-8333. 

A listing of organizations accept- 
ing donations is also available 
by caUing (301) 314-CARE or vis- 
iting For more 
information, call Meg Cooperman 
at (301) 405-0741. 


Coittimted Jrom page 4 

have a good idea of what they 
want to say to a person with a sus- 
pected problem, they can inadver- 
tendy send a negative message 
with hypercritical body language, 
she said. 

"Often people say one thing and 
show another," said Do Ian. She sug- 
gests playing close attention to 
fecial expressions and hand move- 
ments. Tone of voice can also 
affect the meaning of a message, so 
try not to sound accusatory or act 
superior to the person, Dolan said. 

Tlie most effective method for 
helping a person with a substance 
abuse problem varies depending 
on whether that person is a &mlly 
member, friend or co-worker, ex- 
plained Dolan. Strategies also vary 
depending on what stage of recog- 
nizing the problem the abuser is in. 

For example, a person in what is 
known as the "pre-contemplation 
stage" is in denial and refuses to 
recognize that there is a problem. 
A "chronic contemplator," howev- 
er, recognizes that there is a prob- 
lem and says something will be 
done to address it, but nothing is. 
The center can provide more infor- 
mation on the best way to help 
someone based on the rjpe of rela- 
tionship the concerned party has 
with that person and what stage of 
recognition the person is in. 

No matter what, one important 
step is setting personal limits on 
how involved you become in the 
other pereon's problem, said Dolao. 

The parents of an adult son, for 
example, may help the son find a 
job, but decide in advance that 
they wiU draw line at lending him 
money he could spend on drugs. 
A co-worker, on the other hand, 
may decide to take the initial steps 
to help an associate in confidence, 
but pledges to turn the issue over 
to supervisors if the problem 
begins to affect work performance. 

"No matter how much you care, 
you have to set limits," she said. 
"You have to realize that this is not 
your fault, and that you can only 
do so much. That can be the hard- 
est part." 

Dolan said helping someone 
with a substance abuse problem is 
often a frustrating process, espe- 
cially when the person doesn't 
appear to be making any progress 
toward recovery. Programs such as 
Al-Anon are great for learning 
about ways to help through other 
people who have been in similar 
situations, said Dolan said. The 
center can refer people to such 

Dolan recommends Tom Rug- 
gieri of the Faculty Staff Assistance 
Program as a good contact for uni- 
versity employees who are con- 
cerned about a co-worker, friend 
or femily member. Ruggiert can be 
reached at (301) 314-8170 or rug- 

Ronnie Brown, who specializes 
in treatment and prevention, can 
be reached at (301) 314-8126 or 
brown@heaith., and Leah 
McGrath, the center's substance 
abu.'ie prevention coordinator, can 
be reached at (301) 314-8124 or 
mcgrath@heal th . umd. edu . 

— -Justyn Kopack, 
junior, J oumalism 


LGBT Studies Program Established 

The university expanded 
the scope of its diversi- 
ty education offerings 
this fell with the addition of a 
formal certificate program in 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and 
Transgender Studies. 

Marilee Lindemann, the 
recently appointed director, 
says the new interdisciplinary 
program for undergraduates is 
the result of a five-year effort 
to formalize a course of study 
that has been very popular 
with students for many years. 
Historically LGBT courses 
have been more than 95 per- 
cent filled whenever they are 

Tlie certificate program 
provides an academic struc- 
ture to link the approximately 
20 existing courses and to 
encourage the development 
of others that critically exam- 
ine the lives, experiences, 
identities and representations 
of lesbian, gay, bisexual and 
transgender individuals. 

"Diversity education has 
been a key aspect of excel- 
lence here at Maryland," says 
Lindemann, "The university 
was a pioneer in advancing 
Women's Studies, and now it 
is taking the lead in LGBT 

Maryland's program is 
unique in the Baltimore-Wash- 
ington region with dedicated 
fimding for a stand-alone cre- 
dentialing program in LGBT 
Studies, To wson University^ 
uses cooperative release time 
to offer a minor in Lesbian 
and Gay Studies.A growing 
number of institutions across 

the country are formalizing 
concentrations and majors in 
this area and the City Univer- 
sity of San Francisco offers a 
bachelor's degree. 

Lindemann, associate pro- 
fessor of English and a recog- 
nized scholar in American lit- 
erature and LGBT studies, 
notes that the growing inter- 
est in this field is part of the 
evolution of academic pro- 
grams that focus on geograph- 
ic origin or identity group- 
ings. Maryland, for example, 
has programs in Afro-Ameri- 
can Studies, American Studies, 
Asian-American Studies, East 
Asian Studies, Family Studies, 
Germanic Studies, Jewish 
Studies, Latin-American Stud- 
ies, Russian Area Studies and 
Women's Studies. 

"LGBT Studies is a natural 
consequence of the growing 
visibility of sexual minorities 
on campus and In the broader 
community," says lindemann. 
"Academic, corporate and gov- 
ernmental sectors of society 
have begun to recognize the 
need for the majority popula- 
tion to increase Its knowl- 
edge and understanding of 
LGBT issues and people." 

Lindemann says Maryland's 
program is notable for its sub- 
stantive approach to develop- 
ing an understanding of sexu- 
ality as an aspect of human 
behavior, cultural expression 
and social organization. Open 
to students of all majors, it 
offers a coherent curriculum 
that provides a clear path to 
follow tOTvard inteUectual 
development and results in a 

formal credential. 

The 21 -credit certificate 
requires students to take 
courses in literature, humani- 
ties, social sciences and phi- 
losophy. They must also com- 
plete a capstone course 
focused either on the interac- 
tion of the humanities and 
social sciences in this field or 
the practical application of 
their training in a community 
service oi^anization. 

"We will engage students in 
the study of LGBT families 
and communities, histories, lit- 
eratures, economic and politi- 
cal lives and their complex 
relationship with the majority 
society," says Lindemann. "By 
studying sexual minorities, we 
hope students will begin to 
understand and respect other 
differences in human lives, 
such as age, class, race and 

She notes that while the 
certificate program is new, 
courses with significant LGBT 
content have been offered on 
campus since the 1970s. Most 
of the current courses are in 
literature and tlie humanities. 
Lindemann s own scholarship 
has focused on queer literary 
history and American women 
writers. She authored the 
book "Willa Gather: Queering 
America." She says she is very 
interested in working with 
faculty and deans to develop 
more elective courses in the 
social sciences to enhance the 
certificate program. 

For more information about 
the program, visit the Web site 

Culture: Center an "Artistic Force" 

Continued Jhm page 1 

ty of Maryland," says Brian Jose, direc- 
tor of marketing and communications 
at the Clarice Smith Center and the 
center's representative to the group, 
"Our involvement in the PARC study, 
and the study in general, wilt help us 
better serve our audience, cultivate 
new patrons and promote the arts 
and their importance in the lives of 
all Americans," 

Other metro area groups are: 
American University's Department of 
Performing Arts, Arena Stage, Howard 
University's Crampton Auditorium, 
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Ford's 
Theatre, GALA Hispanic The at re, John 
F. Kennedy Center for the Performing 
Arts, Joy of Motion Dance Center, 
National Symphony Orchestra, Rin- 
cones & Co. Dance Tlieater, Shake- 
speareTheatre,Strathmore Hall Arts 
Center, Studio Theatre, Washington 
Bach Consort, Washington Ballet, 
Washington Performing Arts Society, 
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Per- 
forming Arts and Woolly Mammoth 
Theatre Company. 

Working with the Urban Institute, a 
leading nonprofit research organization in 
Washington, D.C., the project is using a data- 
collection process in 10 pilot sites designed to 
be cost-effective and higlily rcplicable. The ini- 
tial five sites arc Clnciiuiati, Denver, Pittsburgh, 
Seattle and the state of Alaska. The second 
group of five cities is Austin, Boston, Min- 
neapoUs-St, Paul, Sarasota and Washington, 

Open Enrollment Period Begins 


DC. The data is being collected in four ways: 
(1> audience surveys at performing arts ven- 
ues, (2) surveys of subscribers to individual 
presenting organizations, (3) household and 
community surveys in the selected site cities 
of people who may not attend the performing 
arts regularly, and (4) surveys of members of 
the five NSOs in the site cities. 

The state's Open Enrollment 
period for benefits wili run 
through Dec. 6. During this 
time, employees can change their 
insurance coverage, add or delete 
dependents from their plans and 
enroll in the Flexible Spending 
Account plan. 

Materials have been distrib- 
uted, however, the Open Enroll- 
ment booklet and a PowerPoint 
presentation concerning proce- 
dures and plan changes for the 
coming year can be found on the 
Benefit Office's Web site: www. 
benefits20O1/bBnefits20Ol .htm. 
The printed version of the booit 
should tiave been given out 
through department administra- 
tive and payroll clerics. 

Dfck Bos stick, assistant direc- 
tor, offered a reminder for this 
I year, "Peoplewtiowanttopartici- 

pate in the Flexible Spending 
Plan need to to re-enroll every 
year," he said. "It does not auto- 
matically roll over." The plan 
offers tax-free reimbursement 
accounts for eligible expenses for 
either medical coverage or 
dependent care. 

Also, the state's telephone 
voice response system is now 
available to anyone. Previousfyt 
employees would need to wait 
until they received a preprinted 
form that they woutd use to go 
through the system. "Now, you 
just press and someone will 
enroll you," said Bos stick. 

A health fair, where employees 
can pick up information about 
various plans, is scheduled for 
today, Nov. 12, in the Grand Bait- 
room of the Stamp Student Union 
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more 
information, call (301) 405-5654. 

Laramie Project: Hope 

Continued Jrom page 3 

to really question the way eacli 
work is made." He is just as care- 
ful about tlie why. When asked 
why he felt "Laramie" is garnering 
so much attention, Kaufman 
answers, "The symbolic nature of 
the crime. It was a crucifixion 
and you can't do that in America." 

People rallied around the Shep- 
ard family and turned his death 
into a call for acceptance. It was- 
n't that his death was tlie only 
violent act committed in the 
nation, says Kaufman, it's that it 
was "honorable." 

"He was white, young and very 
photogenic. That means some- 
thing very different. It's not a Lati- 
no drag queen that went home 
with someone and got murdered." 

Kaufman says national conver- 
sations already happening con- 
cerning acceptance, or tolerance, 
of people's differences prompted 
the attention this event and his 
play received. It was the right 

"People were ready to talk 
about it and we were ready to lis- 
ten," he says. 

Kaufman's play has been 
called, by various media and gay 
rights groups, a meditation on 

healing and on hatred's cost. 
Without recreating the crime, the 
nine-person cast represents 60 
characters, or citizens, of Laramie, 
Wyo. with whom members of the 
Tectonic Theater Project spoke 
with one month after the crime. 
Though critically acclaimed and 
sold out for most of its numerous 
performances around the coim- 
try, "The Laramie Project" has its 
detractors. When it was chosen as 
a First Year book for imiversity 
freshmen, the Family Policy Net- 
work considered filing a lawsuit 
against the imiversity, Kansas 
minister Fred Phelps has threat- 
ened to protest its opening at the 
university, Kaufman, quoted in a 
September article in the Balti- 
more Jewish Times, called such 
actions absurd. 

"Sue a imiversity for reading a 
book? Talk about anti-American. 
That kind of thouglit and speech 
reminds me of the people attack- 
ing us - the al Qaida," he said. 

But people are talking and 
that's what's important, says 
Kaufman. It is what he wanted 
people to do. Is he optimistic 
about the dialogue continuing? 

"Hopefully we won't let it die." 

Impact: July 2005 Fireworks 

Continued Jrom page 3 

Laboratory and Ball Aerospace 
and Technologies Corp, on the 
mission, begun in 1999- As part 
of NASA's Discovery Mission pro- 
gram,"Deep lmpact"is the eighth 
in a series of low-cost, competi- 
tively bid missions exploring the 
solar system. 

NASA solicits Discovery Mis- 
sion proposals from teams made 
of people from private industry, 
government laboratories and uni- 
versities. Wmning teams carry out 
the mission from design to data 
analysis. NASA caps mission 
budgets at $299 million and 
development times, from start to 
launch, at 36 months. 

McFadden says the idea for the 
mission arose from the study 
more than a decade ago of the 
debris from Halley's comet. The 
scenario in the movie "Armaged- 
don" she claims is more akin to 
"Deep Impact's" mission than the 
movie of the same name. The 
movie came out after the mission 
proposal was written and McFad- 
den says that discussions about 
copyright issues were held with 
Paramount Pictures. 

"They were fine with the name 
as long as we weren't maldtig 
money from it. Actually, we think 
they should do a sequel," says 


2 O O 2 

Kofi Annan to Speak on 
Middio East 

United Nations Secretary-Gcn- 
eraJ Kofi Annan wiD deliver an 
important addiress on the Mid- 
dle East, presenting the Univer- 
sity of Maryland's annual Anwar 
Sadat Lecture for Peace. 

"At a time when die role of 
the United Nations in interna- 
tional affairs broadly, and 
specifically toward Iraq, is so 
hotly debated, the Secretary- 
General's speech will be espe- 
cially illuminating," says Shibley 
Telhami, who holds the univer- 
sity's Sadat Chair. 

Part of the university's Anwar 
Sadat Chair for Peace and 
Development program, the lec- 
ture scries has attracted world 
figures in previous years as 
well, including Nelson Mandela, 
Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter 
and EzcrWeizman, 

The event is free but a ticket 
is required for admission. Some 
final tickets may be available at 
the reception desk in the Main 
Administration Building until 5 
p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. 

live video streaming of the 
event will be available at www. (under "Hot Topks"). 

For more information about 
tickets, call Sapienza Barone at 
(301) 405-5790. For more 
information about the program, 
contact the Sadat Chair at (301) 

Chancalior to Address 

Chancellor William Kirwan will 
address the University Senate 
on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 3:1 5 
p.m., in 0200 Skinner. The meet- 
ing, as usual, is open to the 
entire campus community. Kir- 
^ran will hold a question and 
answer period after his speech. 
For more information, contact 
Mary Giles, executive secretary 
and director, at (301) 405-5804. 

Upcoming Personn^ 
Sonrfces Seminars 

The Personnel Services Depart- 
ment is offering the seminars 
Team Building for Managers" 
and "Relationship Awareness 
Theory: The Key to Better 
Communication and More Pro- 
ductive Conflia." 

On Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 9 
a.m. to 4 p.m. in 1 lOIU Chesa- 
peake Building, the "Team 
Building for Managers" seminar 
will discuss when to use a team 
and when not to, as well as 
team building issues managers 
arc confronted with and how 
to build the team they desire. 
The cost is $120. 

OnlTiursday, Nov. 21 from 9 
a.m. to 4 p.m. in 1 lOlU Chesa- 
peake Building, "Relationship 
Awareness Theory ..." will give 
particpants an understanding 
of their personal strengths in 
relating to others under two 
conditions: when things are 
going well, and when they face 
dls^reement or conflict. The 
cost is $125. 

For more information, con- 

Play P^tanquel French Week Offers Fun, Culture 


AS part of the celebration of National French Week (Nov. 7-13), Sophie Dalis 
French 311 class got a lesson in French ctilture last week as they learned the tra- 
ditional game oipetanque, a kind of lawn bowling. "The hardest thing about la 
petanque is its simplicity," quipped Dali, a doctoral candidate and T.A. Students learned 
the terms and rules of the game as they braved the chiUy afternoon on McKeldin Mall. 
Above, Dali (right), fellow doctoral candidate Viviane Bekrou and Pierre 
feffior and chair of the Department of French and Italian, observe student Irina Kats' 
tossing technique. Other French Week activities sponsored by die department included a 
French language version of the game Jeopardy, film screenir^, musical performances and 
poetry readings. See Dateline Maryland (page 2), Nov. 12 and 13, for remaining events. 

tact Natalie Torres at (301) 405- 
5651 or traindev@accmail., or visit http:// 
personnel, umd, edu. 

^labrafion of ttie 
George Leiritine 

The University Libraries is 
sponsoring "A Celebration of 
the Geotge Levitine Collec- 
tion," housed in Hombake 
Library, on Thursday afternoon, 
Nov. 14, featuring a lecture by 
Arthur K. Wheelock Jr of the 
Art History Department, who is 
also curator of northern 
baroque painting at the Nadon- 
ai Gallery of Art. An expert on 
seventeenth-century Dutch and 
Flemish art.Wheelock has 
received numerous grants and 
distinctions throughout his 
career. His topic will be "Writ- 
ten Words and Their Painted 
Images in EJutch Art." 

The program will begin with 
Wheelock's lecture at 5:30 p.m. 
in the Maryland Room of Hom- 
bake Library, followed by a 
reccpdon at 6:30 p.m. in the 
Hombake Library Lobby, The 
public is invited to attend both 

'Celebration of the Geot^ 
Levitine Collecdon" is the fifth 
activity in the Libraries' on- 
going Hombake Showcase cete- 
btating the special collections 
located there. For more infor- 
madon, contact Douglas Mc- 
Elrath at (301) 405-9210 or 

Professional Update 

Feminist Art 


Profe^ional Update Seminars 
will be sponsored by the Col- 
lege of Education Alumni Chap- 
ter as part of the University of 
Maryland College of Education 
Celebration of American Educa- 
tion Week, Nov. 18-22. On Mon- 
day, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in 
3315 Benjamin Building, four 
presentations will be given: 

• "The Challenges of Leader- 
ship in a Changing Environ- 
ment: Tips for Leading in Diffi- 
cult Times." Presenter: Carol 
Parham, Department of Educa- 
tion Policy and Leadership 

• "Empowering African-Ameri- 
can Young Men." Presenter: 
Courtland Lee, Department of 
Counseling and Personnel Ser- 

• "Making Writing Work for 
Struggling Student Writers." Pre- 
senter: Steve Graham, Depart- 
ment of Special Education. 

• "Challenge and Means of Rais- 
ing Minority Math Achieve- 
ment." Presenter: Doimette 
Dais, Department of Curricu- 
lum and Instruction. 

No RSVP is necessary and 
the seminars are free and open 
to all. Light refreshments will 
be served. For more informa- 
tion, contact Judy Deshotcls at 
(301) 405-0904 or visit www. 
education . umd .edu/alumni. 

This free symposium will be 
presented on Friday, Nov. 1 5 
from 1 to 5 p.m. in conjunction 
with the Judy Chicago exhibi- 
tion at the National Museum of 
Women in the Arts (Oct. 1 1-Jan. 
5). It will be moderated by 
Josephine Withers of the 
Department of Art History & 
Archaeology and is sponsored 
in part by the National Museum 
of Women in The Arts. The pre- 
sentations are as follows: 

• "FromWomanhouse Into the 
World." Presented by Paula 
Harper, Professor of Art History, 
University of Miami 

• "Make-Up is a Veil and so is 
Nudity: Today's Woman in 
Amerika and In Art." Presented 
by Laura Cottingham, feminist 
art critic and visiting professor. 
Cooper Union for the Advance- 
ment of Science and Art 

• "Feminist Art and 'Other' 
Women." Presented by Lorraine 
O'Grady, performance and visit 
al artist, professor of AMcan- 
American studies & studio art, 
University of Califomia, Irvine 

• "The Personal Can Be Histori- 
cal." Presented by Ann Reynolds, 
professor of art history, Univer- 
sity of Texas 

For more information, call 
(202) 783-7370 or e-mail 
Josephine Withers at jw72@